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Nominations open for McLaren Applied Female Engineer Award

12 October 2022

RACE TECH’s World Motorsport Symposium 2022 has opened nominations for the McLaren Applied Female Engineer of the Year 2022 Award, with the winner announced at the awards dinner on 1 December at Mosimann’s in London.

First established in 2005, the World Motorsport Symposium is a unique event which has become the annual international motorsport cabinet meeting, leading the conversation in motorsport and automotive technology. The event is attended by the most senior international motorsport and automotive engineering decision-makers, OEMs, suppliers, teams, buyers, governing bodies and engineering students, to discuss how emerging technologies will shape the future of the sport as well as impact other sectors across the globe.

This year’s event is being held on 1 and 2 December at The Swiss Embassy in London, and will be Chaired by Pat Symonds, Formula 1 Chief Technical Officer, and Ulrich Baretzky, Former Director, Audi Motorsport Engine Development, Audi AG. They will be covering issues such as how ultra-low carbon fuels, latest electronic technology, carbon neutral motorsport events, as well as the trending future materials across motorsport.

The award reaffirms McLaren Applied’s commitment to gender equality across the engineering industry and are proud to recognise and promote female talent in the world of motorsport engineering.

Head of Motorsport Accounts and former Formula 1 engineer, Richard Saxby said: “Motorsport has traditionally been a male-dominated environment, especially within engineering, so we wanted to be able to celebrate women who are blazing a trail throughout the industry. We want to give this award to raise the profile of women who are making powerful contributions to motorsport and allow their hard work and experience to be recognised. I really look forward to reading the award submissions.”

Nominations are open until 7 November for anyone identifying as a woman and working in motorsport engineering with more than three years’ experience in the industry.

Read more about the process and submit your entry here.

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